within the Board Governance Committee, we have discussed several areas for
improvement of the Board members skills. One of the areas we should cover
is deeper enculturation of external Board members.
Both Guy and Kelly are excited to be part of Wikimedia movement, and they
want to learn more. I've set up this page:
to start a community discussion of what topics should be covered first
(during a short workshop at Wikimania, that both Guy and Kelly will be
delighted to participate in), as well as who would be volunteering to run
Please, comment on meta!
I sent this mail to discuss about adding (or no) Vietnam section into <
In Civil Code of Vietnam, The Article 31 has refers to the use of personal
*Article 31.-** The right of an individual with respect to his/her picture*
1. An individual shall have the right with respect to his/her picture.
2. The use of a picture of an individual must have his/her consent; where
such person has died, lost his/her civil act capacity or is under full
fifteen years old, the consent of his/her father, mother, husband, wife,
adult children or representative is required, unless it is for State
interests, public interests or otherwise provided for by law.
3. It is strictly forbidden to use pictures of other persons to infringe
upon their honor, dignity and/or prestige.
But seem this law only focus about "rights for their photos/pictures", not
"photos about themself taken by others".
Could this law can be considered as a part of our guideline about
Photographs of identifiable?
Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy
Supporter, Wikimedia Projects
The Community Resources team is now recruiting committee members to support
the launch of two new grants programs .
The Project Grants Committee will review and advise on projects that
promote new experiments and sustain ideas that work.
- Program launches July 1, 2016 with an open call for new grant
- Up to USD 100,000 for projects up to 12 months. Submissions accepted
- Interested in joining? Learn more here:
- Submit your candidacy by July 15, 2016 to participate in the first
The Conference Support Committee will review and advise on large
conferences and events.
- Program launches July 1, 2016.
- Submissions accepted monthly.
- Interested in joining? Learn more here:
- Submit your candidacy by June 1, 2016 to participate in the launch.
Why should you serve on a grants committee?
Make a big difference by supporting applicants and grantees that are
doing projects to improve content and increase participation across the
Build yours skills and experience by participating in our innovative
participatory grantmaking programs.
Interact with volunteers from all over the world.
Do you know somebody who you think would be perfect for this role?
We love referrals and want to build diverse committees! Please
encourage them to join.
 You can read more about the launch of WMF’s redesigned grant programs
Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>
Hope you are all doing well!
It is a pleasure to let you all know that the WMAR's e-learning campus
<http://campus.wikimedia.org.ar/> is now available and ready to be use.
As a pilot we will be doing our online course for all the spanish speaking
countries, focused on teachers.
Once finished we will be reporting the results!
Anna Torres Adell
*A.C. Wikimedia Argentina*
The next WMF metrics and activities meeting will take place on Thursday,
April 28, 2016, at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC channel is
#wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net, and the meeting will be broadcast as
a live YouTube stream.
* Community update
* Transition update
* Review of WMF top-level metrics
* Research presentation
* Product demo
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings for further
information about the meeting and how to participate.
We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
Executive Assistant to the VP of Product
Wikimedia Foundation \\ www.wikimediafoundation.org
Trillium Corsage apparently tried to address this issue, but their message
has not gotten through email list moderation. I've included it below.
My reaction: I should paid more heed to Trillium's qualifier "basically."
Jimmy Wales didn't commit the egregious error I thought was being reported.
Still, I do feel that Wales' choices about what to say and what not to say
have been erratic (from the perspective of what's best for the movement and
the WMF) and self-serving. I can't think of other examples of an
organization's board members publicly commenting on whether or not they
supported an employee's departure. It seems to me there are very good
reasons not to get into that.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Trillium Corsage <trillium2014(a)yandex.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 7:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings
To: peteforsyth(a)gmail.com, nawrich(a)gmail.com
26.04.2016, 14:32, "Nathan" <nawrich(a)gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 8:49 PM, Pete Forsyth <peteforsyth(a)gmail.com>
>> On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 2:42 PM, Trillium Corsage <
>> > Jimbo responded to arbitrator GorillaWarfare on this list, basically,
>> > "yes, I supported with sadness the decision to dismiss Lila."
>> Wait -- seriously??
> No, it's a false quote. I don't know if Trillium falsified the quote or if
> he/she picked it up from a different source. Asked if he supported her
> departure, he wrote "I supported it with sadness. The whole thing is a sad
> train wreck."
Whoa whoa whoa. I answered this yesterday, but my emails have to be
approved by a moderator and none has done so. Here's the relevant part of
Craig gave the right link. Here's the exact exchange.
Gorillawarfare: I would love to know whether you supported Lila Tretikov's
departure. It is clear that she did not up and resign on her own, and I
would like to know if you were one of the folks who thought her departure
would be beneficial, or if you preferred she "weather the storm," so to
Jimbo Wales: I supported it with sadness. The whole thing is a sad train
Yeah, it's accurate no-one says the word "dismissal." That was my
interpretation of it based on recollection, I wasn't trying to introduce a
new concept to anything.
That was my good-faith memory-based paraphrase of it, not any "false
quote." I'd also argue that the contextual part where Gorilla says "she did
not up and resign on her own" --which is not disputed by Wales-- should
figure into any interpretation of the exchange.
I also said "basically," which clues the reader in that it was paraphrase,
not quote. I didn't do this for any polemic reason either, I just genuinely
didn't have the exchange in front of me.
Pete, I'd appreciate if you'd convey my position on this matter to the list
if my own email doesn't appear by a few hours.